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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Connecticut and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Connecticut, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Connecticut include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Connecticut alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Connecticut are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Connecticut.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Ray Allen to Meg Ryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Connecticut?” and “Which celebrities are University of Connecticut alumni?”

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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the ...more

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Michelle Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor, Presenter Michelle Helen Lombardo is an American model and actress.

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more

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Andrea Dromm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor Andrea Dromm is an American actress. She is the daughter of an engineer, and attended school in Patchogue and later in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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Franklin Chang Díaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Scientist Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz, Ph.D. is a Costa Rican-American mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Chang Díaz became an American citizen in 1977. He is ...more

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Richard Mastracchio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Richard Alan "Rick" Mastracchio is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He has flown on three NASA Space Shuttle missions as a mission specialist in addition to serving as a ...more

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Timothy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer Timothy Perry Shriver is Chairman of Special Olympics.

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Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Illustrator, Actor, Playwright Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

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Art Feltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Arthur J. Fletman, commonly known as Art Feltman, is an American politician from the state of Connecticut. A Democrat, he served for 12 years as a member of the Connecticut House of ...more

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Patrick Tufts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist Patrick Tufts is a computer scientist and inventor. He created Alexa Internet's collaborative filter for creating related web site recommendations and later, one of Amazon.com's most successful ...more

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Rebecca Lobo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Basketball Analyst, Athlete Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2003. Lobo, at 6' 4", ...more

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Tony Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd is an American actor and film producer, known for portraying Ben in both the 1990 and 2014 remakes of Night of the Living Dead, Candyman in the horror movie ...more

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Philip Rubin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist Philip E. Rubin is an American cognitive scientist, technologist, and science administrator. He is currently the Principal Assistant Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology ...more

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Richard Dekmejian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Political scientist Dr. Richard Hrair Dekmejian is an Armenian American professor of political science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His teachings are primarily focused on world ...more

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Diana Taurasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete Diana Lorena Taurasi is an American professional basketball player who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She played eleven seasons with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA and in 2011 was voted ...more

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Actor Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami ...more

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Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Singer Kim Biermann is an American television personality and singer. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo reality television ...more

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Khalid El-Amin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Khalid El-Amin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BG Göttingen of the Basketball Bundesliga. He was a member of the 1999 UConn men's basketball team that ...more

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Justin Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Drummer Justin Foley is best known as the drummer of the metalcore band, Killswitch Engage. He is also a former member of the band Blood Has Been Shed along with Killswitch Engage's former lead singer, ...more

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Joette Katz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Joette Katz is Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and a former Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where she also served as the administrative ...more

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Robert Remez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist Robert Remez is an American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, theoretician and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Chair ...more

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Chuck Benedict is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Neurologist Charles P. "Chuck" Benedict was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 45th Assembly District from 2004 to 2010. In April 2010, Benedict announced ...more

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Stephen Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Insurance veteran Steve Holcomb founded Full Capture Solutions in 2004 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve started Full Capture Solutions to provide his peers in ...more

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Louis O. Giuffrida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Louis O. Giuffrida Louis Onorato Giuffrida was the Ronald Reagan administration's first director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1981 to 1985. Giuffrida graduated from the University of Connecticut ...more

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Ann Beattie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer Ann Beattie is an American short story writer and novelist. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Malamud Award for ...more

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Marcus Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Marcus Darrell Williams is an American professional basketball player who plays for Crvena zvezda of the Basketball League of Serbia. Standing at 6 ft 3 in, he plays the point guard position. He ...more

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Bobby Moynihan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Robert Lee Moynihan, Jr., professionally known as Bobby Moynihan, is an American actor and comedian, and since 2008 a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

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Ben Gordon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Benjamin Ashenafi "Ben" Gordon is a British-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. Gordon played ...more

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Richard Clay "Rip" Hamilton is a retired American professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Playing for the Detroit Pistons for most ...more

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David Ushery is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist David Ushery is a veteran American television news anchor at WNBC News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship owned and operated station. Ushery co-anchors the 5:30 pm newscast alongside Shiba Russell and ...more

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Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi "Emeka" Okafor is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Prior to the National Basketball Association, Okafor attended Bellaire ...more

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David Grimaldi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Paleontologist, Curator David A. Grimaldi is an entomologist and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He received his graduate training at Cornell University, where he ...more

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Joe Courtney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Joseph "Joe" Courtney is the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2007. The district includes most of the eastern third of the state, ...more

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Swin Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Swintayla Marie Cash, better known as Swin Cash, is an American WNBA player who plays for the New York Liberty. A prolific scorer and rebounder, as well as a capable ball handler and defender, ...more

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Edward C. Banfield is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Political scientist, Author Edward Christie Banfield was an American political scientist, best known as the author of The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, and The Unheavenly City. One of the leading scholars of his ...more

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Caron Butler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player James Caron Butler is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association.

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Shea Ralph is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player Shea Sydney Ralph is a former collegiate basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. Ralph was proficient in multiple sports, ...more

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David Lee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Physicist David Morris Lee is an American physicist who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics with Robert C. Richardson and Douglas Osheroff "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."

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Tansu Çiller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Politician, Economist Tansu Penbe Çiller is a Turkish economist, academician and politician who served as the 30th Prime Minister of Turkey from 1993 to 1996. She is Turkey's first and only female prime ...more

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Josh Boone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Oscar Joshua "Josh" Boone is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Al-Manama of the Bahrain Basketball Association. A 6'10", 237-lb. power ...more

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Elizabeth Bear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky is an American author who works primarily in speculative fiction genres, writing under the name Elizabeth Bear. She won the 2005 John W. Campbell Award for Best ...more

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Brian Kozlowski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
American football player Brian Scott Kozlowski is a former American football tight end. He was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 1993. He played college football at Connecticut.

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Dan Orlovsky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
American football player Daniel John "Dan" Orlovsky is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL ...more

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Kevin B. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Professor, Psychologist Kevin B. MacDonald is an American professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach, best known for his use of evolutionary theory to analyze Judaism as a "group ...more

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Selam Ahderom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer

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Bob Diamond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Businessperson, Banker Robert "Bob" Edward Diamond Jr. is a British-American banker and former group chief executive of the British bank, Barclays Plc. Diamond, who holds a B.A. in Economics from Colby ...more

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Tim Jerman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni

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Dan Lauria is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Actor Daniel Joseph "Dan" Lauria is an television, stage, and film actor.

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Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player Charlie Alexander Villanueva is a Dominican-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. The son of immigrants ...more

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Robert D. Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Robert D. Kaplan Journalist, Author, Writer Robert David Kaplan is the author of many books on foreign affairs and travel, whose work over three decades has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New ...more